In the fall of 2012, Alma College enrolled 1,464 students — the largest total enrollment in the college’s 126-year history. Alma’s 487 new students also set a record, shattering the previous high of 458. Alma has enrolled five of the six largest classes in school history in the last six years....
Dr. Mary Theresa Bonhage-Freund
Departments: Sociology and Anthropology
Thanks to a Superman cartoon in which a mummy came to life, Dr. Mary Theresa Bonhage-Freund first became interested in archaeology at age 6. When her grandfather took her to The University Museum in her hometown of Philadelphia to see real mummies, she says she knew there was no turning back.
“Archaeology is the cultural anthropology of the past, so there is a natural link between the study of living populations and the lives of their ancestors,” she says. “I find that the study of other cultures, ways of life, and belief systems opens windows to the world I would never have otherwise experienced by merely reading or traveling.”